Veganism, Archives, and Animals Geographies of a Multispecies World
This book explores the growing significance of veganism. It brings together important theoretical and empirical insights to offer a historical and contemporary analysis of veganism and our future co-existence with other animals.
Bringing together key concepts from geography, critical animal studies, and feminist theory this book critically addresses veganism as both a subject of study and a spatial approach to the self, society, and everyday life. The book draws upon empirical research through archival research, interviews with vegans in Britain, and a multispecies ethnography with chickens. It argues that the field of ‘beyond-human geographies’ needs to more seriously take into account veganism as a rising socio-political force and in academic theory. This book provides a unique and timely contribution to debates within animal studies and more-than-human geographies, providing novel insights into the complexities of caring beyond the human.
This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in geography, sociology, animal studies, food studies and consumption, and those researching veganism.
Introduction Part 1: Pasts 1. Relational Animals 2. Genealogies of Animal Activism 3. Beyond-Human Geographies of Friendship Part 2: Presents 4. The Contours of Contemporary Veganism 5. Embodied Knowledges, ‘Truth’, and Veganism Part 3: Futures 6. Chicken-Human Relations 7. Multispecies Futures Conclusion